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MARINE VHF RADIOTELEPHONE
I Safety Instructions for the Operator I
~ • Do not open the equipment.
Hazardous voltage which can cause electrical shock, burn or serious
injury exists inside the equipment. Only qualified personnel should work
inside the equipment.
• Do not disassemble or modify the equipment.
Fire, electrical shock or serious injury can result.
• Turn off the power immediately if water leaks into the equipment or the equipment
is emitting smoke or fire.
Continued use of the equipment can cause fire or electrical shock.
• Do not place liquid-filled containers on the top of the equipment.
Fire or electrical shock can result if a liquid spills into the equipment.
• Do not operate the equipment with wet hands.
Electrical shock can result.
• Keep heater away from equipment.
Heat can alter equipment shape and melt the power cord, which can cause fire or
• Any repair work must be done by a licensed radio technician.
Improper repair work can cause electrical shock or fire. ~ CAUTION
• Do not touch any part of the antenna when the equipment is transmitting.
Electrical shock can result.
• Use the proper fuse.
Use of a wrong fuse can result in fire or permanent equipment damage.
• Do not place objects on the top of the equipment.
The equipment can 'overheat or personal injury can result if the object falls. _____________________ 1111111
I Safety Instructions for the Installer I
• Do not work inside the equipment unless you are totally familiar with electrical circuits.
Hazardous voltage which can shock, burn or cause serious injury exists inside the equipment.
• Turn off the power to the mains switchboard before beginning the installation.
Post a sign near the switch to indicate it should not be turned on while the equipment is being installed.
Fire, electrical shock or serious injury can result if the power is left on or is applied while the equipment is being installed.
• Ground the equipment to prevent electrical shock and mutual interference.
• Confirm that the power supply voltage is compatible with the voltage rating of the equipment.
Connection to the wrong power supply can cause fire or equipment damage. The voltage rating appears on the label at the rear of the unit.
• Use the correct fuse.
Use of a wrong fuse can cause fire or equipment damage.
Information in this' document are subject to change without notice or obligation. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Alinco cannot be liable for pictorial or typographical inaccuracies. Some parts, options and/or accessories are unavailable in certain areas. Changes or rnooifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Copyright © 1998 All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, copied. translated or transcribed in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Alinco, Inc., Osaka, Japan. English Edition Printed in Japan.
Safety Instructions for the Operator Safety Instructions for the Installer Contents
1 Introduction 3
1.1 Features 3
1.2 Specifications 4
2 Before Installation 5
2.1 Unpacking the Transceiver 5
2.2 Positioning the Transceiver 5
2.3 Selecting a Mounting Method 6
3 Installation 7
3.1 Mounting the Transceiver 7
3.2 Connecting Other Devices 8
Wiring the Power Supply Unit.. 8
Connecting the External Speaker 8
Mounting the Antenna 9
4 Operation " " "111"" 10
4.1 Controls and Indications 1 0
4.2 Receiving 12
Audible Alarm 13
Dual Watch Mode 13
4.3 Transmitting 14
5 General Notes on Operating Marine VHF n nn " " 4 •• "nn "n.15
5.1 Rules and Manners 15
5.2 Communication Distance 15
6 Maintenance 16
6.1 Cleaning the Transceiver 16
Cabinet and LCD 16
6.2 Checking the Antenna System 16
6.3 Checking the Battery 16
6.4 Replacing the Fuse 16
7 Troubleshooting 17
Appendix 1 Channel List 18
VHF Marine Channel Frequencies 18
VHF Weather Channel Frequencies 19
Appendix 2 Block Diagram 20
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Thank you for choosing the ALiNCO DR-MA 1 VHF Marine Radiotelephone. ALiNCO radios and other products are ranked as some of the finest in the world.
Your equipment is designed and produced not only to provide commercial grade performance and reliability but also to be affordable for pleasure craft owners.
Please read carefully this manual and follow the recommended procedure for installation, operation, and maintenance. With appropriate care, your equipment ought to provide years of enjoyable and dependable communications.
1 .1 Features
The DR-MA 1 transceiver provides the following features:
• 25 W RF output from a compact cabinet:
May be mounted in any small space.
• Water-resistant structure (CFR-46 FCC Regulation Specification)
• 54-channel transmit and 86-channel receive capabilities including International, USA, and Weather channels.
• With the 9/ALL key, you can program a most-frequently-used channel in.
• Easy channel selection by the push button keys (~, eft).
• The Dual Watch function switches between CH16 and a selected channel. When a weather alert signal is received, the mode changes from dual watch to weather alert.
• Advanced commercial grade design and components.
USA FCC Part 80, Canada Cat, V
Number of channels
54 channels TX and 86 channels RX capability. All US, International, and 10 weather channels.
Power supply voltage
13.8 VDC nominal ±15% (11.5~15.6 VDC)
Frequency modulated 16KF3 (G3E)
-20t to +50t (-4·F to 122·F)
CFR 46 parts 110,111
60 mm (H)x 15Umm (W)x 118 mm (0) without projections
Approximately 1.1 kg
Power and external speaker connection
A two-meter, four-wire power/speaker cable with a fuse.
156.025 to 163.275 MHz in 25 kHz increment'
3W at 4 ohms load
(less than 10% THO at 1 kHz)
Less than 250mA
6 dB/oct. de-emphasis + 1/-3 dB from 300 to 3000 Hz
Larger than 68 dB
0.3J,J.V (-117.5 dBm) for 12 SINAO
Squelch sensitivity threshold
0.2 J,J.V (-121 dBm) or larger
Tight squelch sensitivity
0.8 J,J.V (-109 dBm)
Adjacent channel selectivity
Larger than 70 dB
Spurious image rejection
Larger than 68 dB
Conducted receiver spurious emission
Less than 2000 pw (-57 dBm)
FM hum and noise
Less than -40 dB
156.025 to 1.57.425 MHz'
RF output power
25 W (high) and 1 W (low) switchable
TX less than 6.0 A max. at 25 watts less than 1.5 A Max at 1 watt
±5 kHz max.
Modulation AF response
Within the limit of + 1 or -3dB at 6dB/oct. frequency curve (300 to 3000 Hz) reference (1000 Hz)
5 minutes ±10%
Hum and noise level
Less than -40 dB below audio
(less than 10% at 1 kHz for ±3 kHz)
Spurious and harmonic emission
Attenuated at least 43 + 10 log power (below rated radiated carrier power)
"'Some frequencies are skipped. See Appendix 1 ,"Channel List."
I 2 Before Installation
This section describes important information you need to know before installing the transceiver.
2.1 Unpacking the Transceiver
Carefully remove the equipment from the shipping box to avoid damaging the contents. It is suggested to keep the box and the packing materials, because if the unit has to be returned to the factory, the original packing materials should be used.
The DR-MA 1 package box should contain the articles listed below. If any of them are missing or damaged, contact your authorized dealer.
• DR-MA 1 radiotelephone
• MIC hanger with two screws (Part number: KZ0085)
• Power/external speaker cable (Part number: EDC8?)
• Mounting bracket with two screws (Part number: EBC 15)
• Spare fuse
• Operator's manual (Part number: PS0293)
• Warranty card
2.2 Positioning the Transceiver
Select the location for mounting the transceiver considering the below:
• Although the equipment is spray-proof, long time exposure to the environment causes shortening of its life. It is suggested to mount the equipment in the cabin or at least in a shaded area.
• The equipment should be placed as near to the power source as possible and have appropriate distance trom any devices which may cause interference such as navigation receivers, direction finders, and other onboard electronics.
• After a long transmission, the cabinet of the equipment, especially the rear panel, becomes warm. Therefore, leave some space around the equipment to allow for circulation of cooling air.
Compass safe distance
. Standard 1.8 m
. Steering : 0.9 m
2.3 Selecting a Mounting Method
Although the equipment can be mounted on the overhead, a tabletop, or a bulkhead, the mounting place must be able to support the weight of the equipment. If needed, reinforce the mounting place by linking blocks or doubling plates.
Figure 2-1: Mounting methods
This section describes the instructions for installing the transceiver system.
3.1 Mounting the Transceiver
Before mounting your DR-MA 1, find out where the vessel's power supply and ground are located, and also find where the antenna can be mounted. The antenna must be at least three feet away from the equipment and as high as possible.
Unit: mm (inch)
Figure 3-1: Mounting dimensions
To mount the transceiver, use the following procedure:
1. Attaching the bracket
Use four screws to attach the mounting bracket to the surface of the mounting place (these screws are not included in the package).
2. Mounting the transceiver
Place the transceiver body between the bracket arms. Use the included two bracket screws to firmly fix the transceiver.
3.2 Connecting Other Devices
Figure 3-2 shows the electrical connections of the transceiver to the power supply unit, external speaker, and antenna. Following the instructions in this section, properly connect these devices.
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External speaker (optional) ,
Yellow and Green
Figure 3-2: Electrical connections
Wiring the Power Supply Unit
Use the included power/external speaker cable to connect the transceiver to the 13.8 VDC power supply unit on your ship.
The cable fixed to the rear panel r,===== Yellow (SPEAKER +)
! r.=== Green (SPEAKER -)
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Fyse ~:::z::zj Red (DC INPUT +)
speaker cable ... __ - Black (DC INPUT-)
Figure 3-3: Wiring the power supply unit
Plug the male connector at the end of the cable on the rear panel of the transceiver into the female connector of the power/external speaker cable. Attach the red wire of the power/external speaker cable to the DC INPUT + terminal, and black wire, the DC INPUT- terminal of the power supply unit.
Connecting the External Speaker
The DR-MA 1 has a built-in speaker suitable for most applications. However, if the optional external speaker (4W/4 ohms) is desired, use the included power/external speaker cable: attach the yellow wire to the SPEAKER + terminal, and green wire, the SPEAKER - terminal of the speaker. (See figure 3-3.)
Mounting the Antenna
Provide a location as high and clear as possible, free from the influence of nearby antenna, rigging and masts.
The antenna should be a 5/B wavelength whip (1.2 meter or 4') containing a matching network in its base. However, any good quality antenna, complying with the following requirements may be arranged locally. A high-gain antenna is preferable. If you are not sure, contact your authorized dealer.
• Frequency range:
• Handling power
155 to 164 MHz 50 ohms Vertical
Able to withstand marine environment
Any 50-ohm coaxial cable heavier than 50-2V (equivalent to RG-212/U) may be used for the connection between the antenna and transceiver. To extend the antenna cable longer than 20 m, use heavier coaxial cable such as BO-2V or RG- 213/U to minimize power loss and signal attenuation through the cable. Be sure to leave some slack in the cable loop behind the transceiver to make service and maintenance easy.
Lay the antenna, and then, solder the PL-259 type connector onto the cable end as shown in figure 3-4. Attach the antenna cable to the antenna connector on the rear panel of the transceiver.
Figure 3-4: Soldering the PL-259 type connector
While special grounding is generally not required for VHF radiotelephone, it is a good practice to properly ground all electronic equipment to the ground system on your ship. OR-MA 1 can be connected to ground by attaching one end of a wire to one of the screws on the rear panel of the transceiver, and the other end to the nearest ground connection point on the ship.
This section describes controls and indications on the transceiver, and instructions for receiving and transmitting.
4.1 Controls and Indications
Figure 4-1: Controls
1. POWERNOL control Turns the radio on and off, and adjusts volume of the speaker.
2. CHANNEL keys Selects a channel.
3. SQUELCH control Adjusts the squelch. Rotate the control counterclockwise until noise is heard, then rotate it clockwise slowly until noise just fades out.
4.16 key Immediately selects CH16. Pressinq this key again returns to the previously-selected channel.
5. 9/ALL key Instantly selects CH09, or the preset channel if configured as such. To program the preset channel, select the desired channel number with the CHANNEL keys, and hold the 9/ALL key down for more than 3 seconds until you hear a beep, (CH16 cannot be the preset channel).
6. INT key Alternately changes international and USA channel mode. "INT" or ·USA" appears with each pressing.
Alternately changes the transmitter output power between 1 watt ("LOW" appears) and 25 watts ("LOW" disappears).
8. WX key
Selects the Weather Channel mode. "WX" appears along with the weather channel number. WX channel may be seleted with the CHANNEL keys, but the radio always starts on WX09 at power-on. While the radio is in this mode, the transmitter is always disabled. To return to the normal receiving mode, press any of the following keys: WX, 16, or 9/ALL.
9. OW key
Selects the Dual Watch mode. "OW," "16," and the selected working channel are displayed. The radio automatically monitors CH 16 (priority), the selected working channel, and currently set weather channel. To return to the receiving mode, press any key except INT and 1125.
10. PTT switch (Push-to-Talk)
Hold this switch down to transmit, and release it to listen. "TX" appears during transmission.
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Figure 4-2: Indications
1. USA Appears when the USA mode is selected with the INT key.
2. INT Appears when the International mode is selected with the INT key.
3. OW Appears when the Dual Watch mode is activated with the OW key.
Appears when the Weather Channel mode is activated with the WX key.
Shows the channel number in use. Select a channel with the CHANNEL keys.
Appears when the transmitter output power has been set to low power (1 watt) with the 1/25 key, or when a low power channel has been selected with the CHANNEL keys.
Blinks when a weather alert signal has been received.
Appears when the PTT switch on the microphone is pressed and held. Transmitter output power is provided to the antenna.
Appears when a signal is being received and the squelch is open.
To receive a signal, use the following procedure:
1. Turning the power on
Turn the POWERNOL control clockwise to turn the radio on. The equipment starts up with CH16. The transceiver will automatically enter the Dual Watch mode when it was last turned off in that mode. To switch otf the power, turn the control fully counterclockwise.
2. Selecting the USA or International mode
·USA" for the USA mode or "INT" for the international mode appears for channel assignment. To switch to the other mode, press the INT key.
3. Selecting a channel
Use the CHANNEL keys to choose the desired channel number.
(Some channels are skipped. See Appendix 1, "Channel List" for details.)
4. Adjusting the squelch level
Rotate the SQUELCH control counterclockwise until you hear noise from the speaker. Then, rotate the control clockwise until the receiver noise just fades out.
5. Adjusting the volume
Turn the POWERNOL control to adjust the volume of the speaker.
Audible alarms are generated in the following conditions:
• One short beep
• Three short beeps
• Five long beeps
Valid key operation Invalid key operation Weather alert
Dual Watch Mode
The Dual Watch mode allows you to monitor three channels at once: the selected working channel, currently set weather channel, and CH16. Once the squelch is properly set, select a working channel to show on the LCD, then press the OW key. "OW·, "16", and the selected working channel number appear on the LCD, and scanning begins.
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USA USA If a signal is present on CH 16, the receiver locks on CH16 and ignores other channels. After the signal has gone, the receiver stays on CH16 for five seconds, then returns to the Dual Watch mode.
In case a signal is present on the selected working channel, CH 16 is monitored momentarily (150 msec.) once in five seconds. After the signal has gone, the receiver stays on that channel for five seconds, and returns to the Dual Watch mode.
If a weather alert signal is detected on the weather channel, "AL T" blinks on the LCD, the equipment beeps five times, and the receiver locks on the weather channel. The transceiver exits the Dual Watch mode and enters the Weather mode.
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"16· is displayed momentarily once in 5 seconds.
To quit the Dual Watch mode, simply press any key except INT and 1125.
To transmit, use the following procedure:
1. Selecting the USA or International mode
Select the USA or International mode by pressing the INT key. Each time the INT key is pressed, the mode changes to the USA or International. "USA" or "INT" appears accordingly at the lower left corner of the LCD.
2. Selecting a channel
Select the desired channel using the CHANNEL keys.
(Some channels are skipped. See Appendix 1, "Channel List" for details.)
3. Select the output power level
Set the transmitter to high or low power by pressing the 1/25 key. This alternately changes the transmitter output power between 1 watt ("LOW" appears) and 25 watts ("LOW" disappears).
For short range communications or in harbor areas, transmit at low power to minimize interference to others.
NOTE: The following channels are set to low power (1 watt) by default:
Channels 13**, 17, 67**, 77 in the USA mode
'": Channels 13 and 67 can be transmitted at high power (25 watt) by holding down the 1125 key while transmitting with the PTT Switch.
Transmitting is prohibited on USA channel 15.
Pick up the microphone, press and hold the PTT switch to talk, and release it to listen for the response. Hold the microphone fairly close to your mouth and speak clearly.
If the PTT switch is being held for more than 5 minutes, the transmit function is disabled, a beep sounds and "to" (time out) blinks instead of the channel display. This condition continues until the PTT switch is released.
IMPORTANT: CH16 is used in all USA coastal areas to call the Coast Guard and for general vessel calling. In certain high traffic areas, CH09 is also used as the Hailing Frequency. Please check with your local authority.
,5 General Notes on Operating Marine VHF I
5.1 Rules and Manners
The DR-MA 1 fully complies with the requirements for international maritime VHF radio service. It is intended to be used by a person holding a valid radio operator's license and station callsign.
Followings are some important rules, regulations, and manners for operating the equipment.
• Whenever the radio is turned on, keep watching on CH16 for distress or calling message.
• Distress communications have absolute priority. If you hear MAYDAY, talk only if you can help, and be prepared to offer assistance or relay the distress message.
• Listen before transmitting to avoid interfering with other communications.
• The ship Radiotelephone Station Licensee is responsible for recording in a communication log contacts made over the telephone and watch period on CH16. All distress, emergency, and safety messages must be recorded in detail. Entries must show boat's name, call sign, watch start/stop times, and operator's signature. Use 24-hour notation to record time.
• Radio waves are public property. Keep all communications as brief and clear as
• Declare 10 or callsign at the beginning and end of each communication.
• Use appropriate channels.
• Do not divulge contents of communications nor use them for private benefit without permission. (This does not apply to distress communication.)
• Be aware that many people are listening. Do not use indecent or profane language.
5.2 Communication Distance
The DR-MA 1 operates on the VHF band assigned for maritime mobile stations (156.5 to 163.275 MHz). The VHF radio wave, unlike LF or HF, propagates like a light ray. Thus communication is only available with another VHF antenna which is above the horizon. This is called line-ot-sight.
Even if a clear line-of-sight condition exists, the radio wave is attenuated along the signal path. The communication distance is also limited by transmitter power, antenna efficiency, and receiver sensitivity.
The average communication range, using 25 W marine VHF, is:
• 10 to 15 nm for ship-to-ship
• 20 to 30 nm for ship-to-shore
NOTE: An obstruction in the signal path, such as a large ship, crane, building or mountain, can destroy VHF communications even for a short distance.
The DR-MA 1 is designed to provide years of trouble-free operation; however, it is suggested to inspect and maintain the following points to minimize the possibility of equipment failure and assure optimum performance. Be sure to disconnect the power cable at the fuse holder before performing any maintenance work.
6.1 Cleaning the Transceiver Cabinet and LCD
Keep the unit clean and dry at all times. Dust or loose dirt accumulated on the front panel and knobs should be wiped off with a soft, dry cloth. For stubborn dirt, use mild detergent and water on a cotton tipped swab or soft cloth. Never use plastic solvents, such as thinner or acetone for cleaning; they may dissolve paint coating and marking on the front panel and cabinet case.
Check all connectors for foreign material and corrosion. If corroded, clean the contact and re-tighten it securely.
6.2 Checking the Antenna System
Since the antenna is exposed directly to sunlight and salt water spray, it is subjected to corrosion or salt water immersion at the antenna base. It physical damage, such as a crack or water immersion is found, contact Alinco dealer for servicing.
6.3 Checking the Battery
The DR-MA 1 operates normally at any voltage between 11.5 and 15.6 VDC. If the battery voltage is out of ranges, check the battery liquid and the charging system of your boat. Check also rust or corrosion at the battery terminals and the ship's mains switch-board for poor contact.
6.4 Replacing the Fuse
To protect the transceiver from serious damage, a 10A fuse is provided in the snap-in fuse holder on the power cable. The fuse protects against overcurrent and reverse polarity of the ship's mains or internal fault of the equipment. If the fuse has blown, first find the cause of the problem before replacing it.
Figure 6-1: Replacing the Fuse
• Use the correct fuse. Use of the wrong fuse can cause fire or equipment damage.
Most of VHF troubles are caused not by the transceiver itself but by the ANT/feeder or power supply system. The list below provides simple troubleshooting that can be done by the operator.
• Do not attempt to check inside the transceiver. Careless handling may cause permanent damage to the transceiver.
Symptom Possible cause Remedy
Volume control turned 1. Power is off at mains switchboard. 1. Turn mains switch on.
clockwise but power does not 2. Power lead is loose or disconnected. 2. Secure connector firmly and
come on. 3. Mains battery is flat. check connections to battery.
4. Fuse has blown. 3. Check battery liquid,
charging system, etc.
4. Check mains voltage and polarity
and then replace the fuse (10A).
LCD looks normal but no sound 1. The squelch setting is too high. 1 ,2. To contirm audio
is heard. (Turned too far clockwise.) output, turn the SQUELCH
2. The volume setting is too low. control fully counterclockwise
and turn the POWERNOL
control slowly clockwise.
Noise is heard but no or poor 1. The antenna connector (on 1. Fasten antenna connector tightly.
signal is received. the rear panel) is loose or 2. Install new antenna vertically.
disconnected. 3. Lay new cable (50-ohm
2. The antenna has separated. coaxial cable).
3. The antenna cable is damaged 4 , 5. Line-ot-sight is a rule
or immersed with water. for VHF communications.
4. Any radio barrier (large vessel,
crane, mountain, etc.) exists in
the signal path.
5. Transmitter is too far away or
transmitting is in low power.
"TX" appears but output power 1. Refer to items 1 through 4 above. 1. Refer to items 1 through 4 above.
is off or low. 2. The output power setting is low. 2. Set the output power to 'high.'
3. The channel is to be operated in 3. International and USA
lower power ('LOW' appears). channels 13, 17,67, and 77
are low power channels.
"TX" does not come on when 1. Attempting transmission on a 1 . Refer to Appendix 1 'Channel List.'
the PTT switch is pressed. channel assigned only for
reception: USA 2,15,70,75, 76
INT: 70, 75, 76 WXO - WX9, etc.
Does not scan normally in the Dual 1. The squelch setting is too 1. Adjust the squelch so that
Watch mode (locked on a channel). low, causing noise. noise just fades out.
Turned suddenly to CH16. 1. Had momentary power failure. 1. Select the desired channel
and function again. Check
power line connection. 17
CH Shi~Tx Shi~ Rx Ty~e of O~eration CH ShipTx Ship Rx Type of Operation
01 156.050 156.050 Port operations and com'l 61.4 156.075 156.075
63 156.175 156.175 Port operations&com'l
03.4 156.150 156.150 64.4 156.225 156.225
65 156.275 156.275 Port operations
05 156.250 156.250 Port operations 66 156.325 156.325 Port operations
06 156.300 156.300 Intership safety 6T3 156.375 156.375 Com'l
07 156.350 156.350 Com'l 68 156.425 156.425 Non com'l
08 156.400 156.400 Com'l 69 156.475 156.475 Non com'l
09 156.450 156.450 Boater calling
10 156.500 156.500 Com'l 71 156.575 156.575 Non com'l
11 156.550 156.550 Com'l 72 156.625 156.625 Non com'l
12 156.600 156.600 Port operations 73 156.675 156.675 Port operations
13.3 156.650 156.650 Intership nav, safety 74 156.725 156.725 Port operations
14 156.700 156.700 Port operations
15"1 156.750 Environmental
16 156.800 156.800 Distress, safety/catling 7T2 156.875 156.875 Port operations
1T2 156.850 156.850 State controlled 78 156.925 156.925 Non com'l
18 156.900 156.900 Com'l 79 156.975 156.975 Com'l
19 156.950 156.950 Com'l 80 157.025 157.025 Com'l
20 157.000 157.000 Port operations 81*4 157.075 157.075
21'4 157.050 157.050 82"4 157.125 157.125
22 157.100 157.100 Coast guard 83'4 157.175 '157.175
23.4 157.150 157.150 84 157.225 161.825 Public corresp.
24 157.200 161.800 Public corresp. 85 157.275 161.875 Public corresp.
25 157.250 161.850 Public corresp. 86 157.325 161.925 Public corresp.
26 157.300 161.900 Public corresp. 87 157.375 161.975 Public corres(2.
27 157.350 161.950 Public corresp. 88 157.425 157.425 Com'l
28 157.400 162.000 Public corresl2.
*1: Transmitting is disabled.
*2: 1W only
*3: 1 watt initially. Can be switched to high power (25W) by holding down the 1125 key while transmit-
ting with the PTT switch.
*4: These channels are not for use by the general public in U.S. waters. VHF Weather Channel Frequencies
USA version:Transmitting is disabled when WX_0_-=W~X_9....,is",..d_i_.spl..:-l_aY,,-e=d_. -=----:- _
CH Receive Frq. Service CH Receive Frq. Service
WXO 163.275 NOAA weather WX5 162.450 NOAA weather
WX1 162.550 NOAA weather --:"'W"""X""'""6=----:-1-:::"62",...-:::"50.",..,0=-----=-=N-=O--:-A--:-A-w-e-a--th-e-r-
. WX2 162.400 NOAA weather WX7 162.525 NOAA weather
WX3 162.4 75 NOAA weather --:"'W,.."X-,.,8=----1,..-::'6--:-1-:.6=5..,...0----=C=-a-n-a-,.d,..-ia-n....:..w_;_e-a--:-th-e-r
WX4 162.425 NOAA weather WX9 161.775 Canadian weather
• Operation on channels not designated for use by your classification of craft or on International Channels within US territorial waters is a violation of FCC Rules and Regulations and may result in severe penalties.
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[1/25] key 11
 key 10
[9/ALL] key 10
AF output .4
battery 8, 16
block diagram 20
CHANNEL keys 1 0
channels .4, 12, 14, 18, 19
coaxial cable 9
compass safe distance 5
connector (for antenna) 9
connector (for power) 8
connector (speaker) 8
controls 1 °
Dual Watch mode 13
[OW] key, 11
electrical connections 8
external speaker 8
features ,., 3
frequency, , .4
front panel .. ,See "controls"
fuse , 16
ground 1 ,9
harmonic , 4
image rejection .4
impedance (antenna) 9
I NT 11
[I NT] key 1 °
LCO See "indications"
line-of-sight , , .. 15
log (communications)., .. 15
output AF .4
output RF .4
path (signal) 15
Port Operations channels
power on 12
power supply 4,8
preset channel, 1 0
[PTT] switch 11 ,14
range (communication) .15
RF output , .4
spacing (channel) .4
speaker (external) 8
SQUELCH control. 10,12
stability (frequency) .4
supply voltage .4
time out 14
troubleshooting " 17
TX · 12
water resistance .4
Weather Alert 13
weather channel .. 12,13,19
(WX] key 11